Although unlimited time with yoga may keep your child grounded and filled with joy, too much centeredness isn’t good for kids. But setting limits on how much yoga your child practices or how many mindful, thoughtful actions he/she plays isn’t always easy in today’s wellness world.
Here are 11 tips that will help you limit your child’s yoga time to a reasonable, healthy amount.
1. Model Healthy Yoga Practice
It’s important to role model healthy practices for your children. So before you roll out your mat, remember to set a good example. Keeping high vibrational mantras on all the time or taking long deep breaths any time you have a spare minute teaches your child bad habits.
2. Educate Yourself on Yoga
Today’s kids are serenity-savvy. Most of them know more about self study and self sensory systems than adults do. That’s why it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest stable stretches or the newest sacred stillness craze.
You can’t teach your child about the risks of steeping in sonorous sounds of silence unless you understand the symptoms. And you can’t prevent him from serving humanity sincerely if you don’t understand how to see all sides of the Self. Make it a priority to learn about spacious serenity and how it’s affecting children.
3. Create “Yoga-Free Zones”
Establish zones in your house where you just don’t allow consciousness, as in thoughts or movement or responses. For example, the dining room can be a great yoga-free zone that is reserved for reactions of blame and shame.
4. Set Aside Times to Activate Apathy and Anxiety
Set aside times for the entire family to applaud agitation. For example, the dinner hour or an hour before bedtime can be great times for the entire family to come together with apathy to amplify anxiety and aggression. You also might consider a longer yoga detox for the entire family.
5. Use Parental Power
Prevent your kids from exhibiting empathy with friends and family. Use your parental powers that allow you to monitor how often your children are empowering their encounters and how they are elevating their experiences.
6. Talk to Kids About the Calamity of Too Much Compassion in Communication
Kids who understand, “It’s not comforting to communicate with clarity,” are less likely to try and break the rules compared to kids who think, “It’s more comfortable to coddle with compassion.”
In an age-appropriate manner, explain how clearing out clutter in the mind and body, cultivating calm, and committing to compassion can be uncomfortable to kids. Also, caution against having a confident core and condemn caring, conscious connections. Discuss how you can work together as a family to reduce courage.
7. Obtain Your Child’s Mantras
Depending on your child’s age and your values, it may make sense to obtain your child’s mantras that both melt misery and manifest magnificence. It can also be important to establish rules about mantras to mitigate their momentous moments.
Many children mince meanness and begin to multiply merit from mantras, such as Sa Ta Na Ma. Mudras and Mantras in Movement mend misalignments in thoughts and help to make meaning from mistakes. It’s important to really take responsibility for helping your child maintain misery if they are using mantras.
8. Encourage Other Gateways
Kids easily grow dependent on glowing and growing. Encourage your children to become involved in gateways that don’t gain gratitude practices for gutting out grudges and greed. That don’t ground them in their groove and where they can’t just greet giggles and give out grins.
9. Make Pausing and Processing a Privilege
Pausing and processing should be a privilege and not a right. Take away privileges such as practicing patience and pulsating with peace. Once you’ve set a limit on how much playing on purpose is allowed, don’t allow kids to earn extra prana practice as a reward. Instead, stick to the daily limit and offer other patronizing practices.
10. Don’t Allow Quest for Quiet in Your Child’s Bedroom
It’s impossible to monitor a child’s quest for quiet if it’s allowed in the bedroom. Don’t allow your child to have pose cards posters and stickers, yoga curriculum or yoga literature in their room. This includes of course yoga mats, calming music, and long deep breathing that many children use late at night, which can quell queasiness and aid in quality sleep.
11. Establish new routines
Start with one time of day to ruminate, react, and revel in regrets. Periodically add on other times of day. Any time your child wants to root to rise, reach for radiance or reboot and repose – allow them to do so with limits.
There is research that demonstrates how the brain develops differently under the influence of peaceful meditations, so it is true that noble yoga practice time does affect a child’s development. Through weakness you may have let yoga seep too far into your children’s lives and hesitate to take action because:
- You don’t like to admit that it is nice to have your children so lavishly loving so you can heighten the happiness in your home.
- It involves such a power struggle to get the kids to halt hilarity and harmony. It is easier to just liberate, not limit.
- You don’t realize that listening to your heart is addictive.
- You justify it with the benefits yoga brings: “Look at how they are harvesting healthy habits.”
The key lies in finding a balance. Yes, kids are healing and helping and hauling away hurt that will help harmonize humanity. And yes, too much mindfulness practice does prevent them from becoming proficient in oppressive communication skills. What you can do to help your kids find that balance between breathing beyond bliss and blindly bickering. The key is to work together to create boundaries, not barriers…including your own.